Fresas Con Crema

4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Fresas con Crema, or strawberries with cream, is an easy, creamy, no-bake Mexican dessert ready in 15 minutes with 5 simple ingredients!

If you want an easy, creamy Dessert for the Summer, this delicious Fresas con Crema, or strawberries and cream, is just what you need! It’s cool, creamy, and refreshing and comes together in about 15 minutes. For more creamy Mexican treats, try Arroz con Leche and Tres Leches next!

Sabrina’s Fresas con Crema Recipe

If you love the flavor combination of strawberries and cream, you will absolutely adore this simple but tasty treat! The dreamy sauce tastes like melted ice cream and it’s filled with fresh juicy berries for pops of sweet, fruity goodness. It’s sure to be a new favorite summertime dessert.

This easy and refreshing dessert is perfect in late summer when strawberry season is at its peak! When the hot days get unbearable, you’ll love cooling down with this simple and quick berries and cream treat. The best part is you don’t need an oven or stove top, just a whisk and about 10 minutes for the cream mixture to set and it’s ready to enjoy!

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  • 1 Cup Sour Cream: The sour cream adds a tangy flavor and helps thicken the creamy base. You can use light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt to make it a bit lighter without losing the delicious flavor. You could also use up leftover Creme Fraiche!
  • 2/3 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk: The sweetened condensed milk base is used as the sweetener and to make the dessert extra rich and creamy. You could also use granulated sugar, just dissolve it in the evaporated milk first so your dessert isn’t grainy.
  • ⅓ Cup Evaporated Milk: Thin out the sour cream with evaporated milk so the mixture is pourable but you don’t lose any of that delicious rich flavor. You can use whole milk or half and half as an evaporated milk substitute.
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract: A little vanilla extract is added to give the cream a little more flavor and make it taste like vanilla ice cream!
  • 2 Cups Fresh Strawberries: Juicy, ripe strawberries make the perfect fruit for this rich and sweet cream sauce. Slice them in rounds or dice them in pieces, however you prefer, you just want them bite size to scoop up with the cream on a spoon. You can also use frozen strawberries in a pinch or swap in other fresh berries or soft fruit, like peaches.
  • Garnish: While this delicious Strawberries and Cream recipe is perfection all on it’s own, toppings like Whipped Cream, fresh mint and more strawberries make it extra special and perfect.
Fresas con Crema ingredients
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Kitchen Tools & Equipment

  • Whisk: This easy and delicious dessert whips up easily with a hand whisk. The whisk breaks up the sour cream and combines everything into a smooth, slightly thick cream sauce.
  • Dessert Cups: Having some nice glass cups makes serving desserts like Fresas con Crema extra special. Use clear glasses so you can see the beautiful bright berries and creamy sauce.
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How to Make Fresas con Crema

Time needed: 15 minutes.

This easy dessert comes together in seconds, then you let the sauce rest for 10 minutes before serving it up. It’s probably one of the easiest desserts ever!

  1. Cream Mixture

    Add the sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Whisk everything until it is fully combined and smooth. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes. If it is really warm, chill it in the refridgerator.Fresas con Crema cream in mixing bowl

  2. Prep Strawberries

    While your cream sauce is setting, slice your strawberries into small pieces. You can slice them into rounds or dice them up, whichever you think looks best. Thinly slice 2 strawberries for garnish and set aside.Fresas con Crema strawberries in bowls next to cream in mixing bowl

  3. Assemble

    Add ½ cup strawberry pieces to each cup. Top with ½ cup of the cream mixture. Pipe a thick swirl of whipped cream on top and garnish with the mint leaves and thinly sliced berries. If you are not serving right away, wait to garnish until right before serving.Cream being added to Fresas con Crema

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Can Fresas con Crema be made ahead?

Fresas con Crema is perfect for making ahead for a party dessert. Simply double or triple the ingredients and whisk or blend it all together but don’t add the berries yet. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days in a covered pitcher. The day you want to serve it, dice the strawberries then assemble the simple dessert in the cups as usual. You could also set out a station for guests to serve themselves with cups, assorted fresh fruit, various favorite toppings, and of course the amazing sweet creamy sauce.

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Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Fresas Con Crema
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 451mg13%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 596IU12%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Tips & Tricks

  1. Use Mexican Brands and Ingredients
    • For a more authentic Mexican flavor, use La Lechera condensed milk and Media Crema instead of the evaporated milk. You can usually find both of these in the same place as the other canned milk at the grocery store.
  2. Use Fresh, Ripe Strawberries
    • Make sure your strawberries are fresh and ripe because they will have just the right sweetness. Be careful not to use overripe strawberries though, as they might seep too much and alter the texture and look of Fresas con Crema.
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What to Pair With Fresas con Crema

Drinks: This sweet and creamy treat is almost like a drink and dessert all in one, but why not indulge with a cool glass of Horchata or Chocolate Milk too? You could also do a warm and cold balance and enjoy some cinnamon tea with your Fresas con Crema.

Main Dishes: Fresas con Crema is the perfect light and refreshing dessert after a hearty Mexican dinner with favorites like Carne Asada, Pork Carnitas, or Chicken Enchiladas.

How to Store 

Store: You’ll want to store your Fresas con Crema without the toppings but it will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. The fruit will soften and turn the milk pink but it will still taste unbelievable! Keep it in a closed container so it stays fresh and flavorful.

Freeze: You can easily turn this into a creamy frozen dessert! Just store it in freezer safe containers and it will keep for 1-2 months. Add a sheet of plastic wrap between the lid and the Fresas con Crema to prevent freezer burn.

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Ideas to Serve Fresas con Crema

Toppings: You can add all kinds of toppings to your Fresas con Crema. Try crunchy toppings like granola, crushed chocolate cookies, or chopped roasted nuts. Go the extra sweet route with toasted, sweetened coconut, cinnamon sugar, or chocolate shavings.

Fruit Salad: Turn your favorite Fruit Salad into an instant dessert by swapping the dressing with this delicious cream sauce. You could also serve the crema on the side to dip the fruit in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fresas con Crema?

Fresas con Crema means Strawberries with Cream in Spanish, and that is exactly what this delicious dessert is! It is chopped strawberries in a sweetened, thick cream sauce that is served chilled.

How long does Fresas con Crema last?

After it’s assembled, Fresas con Crema will last about 2 days although it’s best to wait until you are ready to serve it before assembling. By itself, the cream sauce will last 3-4 days in the fridge.

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Fresas Con Crema

Fresas con Crema, or strawberries with cream, is an easy, creamy, no-bake Mexican dessert ready in 15 minutes with 5 simple ingredients!
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries , thinly sliced
  • whipped cream , for garnish
  • 4 mint leaves , for garnish
  • 2 strawberries , thinly sliced for garnish


  • In a medium mixing bowl add the sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk well until the mixture is fully blended, then let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Note: This would be a good time to slice the strawberries.
  • To your 4 dessert cups add ½ cup of strawberries topped with ½ cup of the mixture.
  • Top with piped whipped cream, mint leaves and a couple of slices of strawberries.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate and garnish when ready to serve.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg
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Fresas con Crema Variations

Frozen: Try serving this delicious dessert as a frozen treat to really cool down in the summer! Pour the whole mixture into a metal loaf pan. Pop it in the freezer and stir every 30 minutes for the first 2 hours, then let it finish freezing. Serve it by scooping with an ice cream scoop. It will last about 1-2 months sealed properly.

Fruit: Instead of strawberries, you can use other berries like raspberries or blackberries, or try it with fruit like peaches or mangoes. If you use tropical fruit like mangoes or pineapple, swap in a can of coconut milk for the evaporated milk for extra tropical flavor!

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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